Full skin thickness burns caused by contact with the pavement in a heat-stroke victim

D. A. Vardy, M. Khoury, P. Ben-Meir, Y. Ben-Yakar, Y. Shoenfeld

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Abstract

A 70-year-old woman, with a previous history of heat-stroke, suffered another heat-stroke on a hot summer day (air temperature 43°C (109°F)). She presented the rare complication of a heat-stroke plus deep burns sustained while lying unconscious on the pavement. In addition to age, obesity, previous illness, incidental fever, drugs, dehydration and physical effort, a previous history of heat-stroke is probably an important risk factor for a second heat-stroke. Burns from contact with the pavement are uncommon but possible, especially if the patient is obese, immobile and poorly insulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-116
Number of pages2
JournalBurns
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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